Twitter goes after Elon Musk's social circle
Some new faces have entered the Elon Musk v. Twitter standoff. The social media company just subpoenaed a bunch of people in Musk's orbit, bringing investors like Chamath Palihapitiya and Marc Andreessen into its ongoing legal battle against the Tesla CEO.
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1. Twitter is dragging Elon Musk's friends into its legal battle. The social media company issued a slew of subpoenas to some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, including billionaire investors Chamath Palihapitiya and Marc Andreessen.
- The Washington Post was the first to report on the subpoenas, which could require the men to testify in court when the five-day trial starts in October.
- Twitter's looking for any communication between Musk and his associates related to bots or spam, and anything with regards to Musk's appearance at the All-In Summit in May, where he appeared to backtrack on his plans to buy Twitter.
- Other subpoenaed parties include David Sacks, an entrepreneur that helped Musk found PayPal, and investors Keith Rabois and Joe Lonsdale. Lonsdale called the requests a "giant harassing fishing expedition."
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